Speexx Exchange 2023: Hybrid HR and L&D Conference Lineup and Premium Sponsor Area9 Lyceum Announced

This year’s Speexx Exchange theme is “Humanizing Work in an AI World,” and will gather professionals from the world of people development, HR, L&D, and coaching in Berlin and online on November 22, 2023.

Speexx, the industry leader for digital people development, coaching and language training, has announced its line-up for the 13th edition of Speexx Exchange, the ‘Event for Curious HR and L&D Minds.’ Its celebrated multi-stream hybrid format will return on November 22 this year to the InterContinental Hotel Berlin and online.

Area9 Lyceum, the leader in personalized and adaptive learning built on 25 years of research, will return as premium sponsor for a second consecutive year.

“We’re thrilled that Area9 Lyceum have chosen to resume their place as premium sponsor of Speexx Exchange following the success of last year. This is once again indicative of the synergies we share as organizations, particularly regarding this year’s theme of the interplay between human work and AI, and we’ll be sharing valuable insights together on how to position, harness, and utilize technology to bring out the best in people with AI,” said Armin Hopp, Founder of Speexx.

“We are proud to once again return as premium sponsor for Speexx Exchange this year, which will explore the theme of ‘Humanizing Work in an AI World. This is a great fit because of Area9s expertise with AI and we are looking forward to the interactive session, said Andreas Kambach, Managing Director of Area9 Lyceum GmbH.

Speexx Exchange will be hosted and moderated by international speaker and analyst, Laura Overton. Senior Director of Employee Skilling at Microsoft, Brian Murphy, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Additional speakers include:

  • Anca Iordache, Career Development lead at Microsoft
  • Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis and author of the #1 Amazon best-seller ‘The Curious Advantage’
  • Paul Ashcroft, Co-Founder and Partner of The Ludic Group and ‘The Curious Advantage’
  • Garrick Jones, Co-Founder and Partner of The Ludic Group and ‘The Curious Advantage’
  • Serena Gonsalves-Fersch, Global Head of Talent and Academy at SoftwareONE
  • Mike Byrne, VP of Sales at Docebo
  • Andy Wooler, SVP of Product Management at Area9 Lyceum
  • Geraldine Voost, Global Learning & Development Manager at Bronkhorst High-Tech.

A highlight in the afternoon will be an interactive workshop on ‘Curiosity in Times of AI Disruption’ from the team behind the #1 Amazon best-seller, ‘The Curious Advantage’ (Simon Brown, Chief Learning Officer at Novartis; Paul Ashcroft, Co-Founder and Partner of The Ludic Group; and Garrick Jones, Co-Founder and Partner of The Ludic Group).

As seen in previous editions, the conference will boast TV production-quality broadcasting, offering participants a rich in-person and online experience with equal engagement opportunities for both Berlin-based and virtual attendees. 

“Speexx Exchange is the annual reality check for digital people development, coaching, and corporate learning. This year’s theme of “Humanizing Work in an AI World” will see our speakers explore ideas and solutions for leveraging AI within the people development world without losing the human touch. This will include a closer look at a case study on AI augmented for HR and L&D, and a deep dive into curiosity in times of AI disruption,” said Armin Hopp, Founder of Speexx.

“Come and join us either in person or online for a thought-provoking and collaborative day of idea-sharing, growth, and networking,” Hopp added.

Registration for Speexx Exchange is free. Places are limited both for the online experience and in Berlin.

About Area9 Lyceum

Area9 Lyceum brings together more than two decades of learning research and advanced computer science in its next-generation learning platforms for K-12, higher education, and corporate education. As a leader in personalized and adaptive learning, as well as comprehensive infrastructure for learning engineering, design, delivery and analytics at scale, Area9 Lyceum enables clients to realize the future of personalized, multidimensional learning: mastery-based learning. A mastery-based approach enables learners to become proficient in the knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to them, their teams, and organizations. The technologies developed by Area9 are used by millions of learners of all ages and leading organizations and companies around the world.

About Speexx

Speexx is the benchmark for excellence in digital people development. Speexx uses groundbreaking AI technology and a global network of top coaches to provide corporate language training, skills assessment and business coaching services to large organizations everywhere – all integrated with the customer’s people tech and within a safe online environment.

More than 1,500 of the world’s leading brands and organizations use Speexx for smarter language skills training and business coaching services to deliver results on time. With more than 8 million users, Speexx is one of the most widely used corporate online solutions for business coaching, skills assessment, and language training for all major business languages with ongoing support in 13 languages.

Speexx was founded in 2011 and has won more than 200 awards. The company has 1,700 staff and coaches and is located in Munich, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo, New York, and Shanghai.

Written for OEB Global 2023 by the team at Speexx.

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